The Canadian Silver Maple Leaf is an iconic coin that bears the official emblem of the nation of Canada. The sugar maple leaf is so embedded in Canadian society that it features not only on the national flag and the official government seal, but is also used by countless businesses and sporting franchises. Right now the 2016 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coin is available with a gilded gold finish from JM Bullion.
- Features a 24-karat gold gilded finish on the reverse.
- Contains 1 oz of .9999 pure silver.
- Face value of $5 (CAD) is fully backed by the federal government of Canada.
- Available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
Each of the 2016 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins in this JM Bullion product listing is a Brilliant Uncirculated coin. These BU products show no signs of wear and tear, though you may notice detracting flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, or contact marks from the striking process.
A gilded coin refers to any silver bullion or proof product with a layer of 24-karat gold on the design sets, adding contrast and beauty to the overall design. These 2016 Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins feature the traditional .9999 pure silver blanks from the Royal Canadian Mint, with a 24-karat gold layer over the sugar maple leaf design on the reverse.
The reverse face of all Canadian Silver Maple Leaf coins features the iconic maple leaf design, unchanged since 1988, with the nation of issue, purity, metal content, and weight of the coin engraved on this face.
On the obverse is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s right-profile portrait comes from Canadian artist Susanna Blunt, who created the design in 2003. It is accompanied by engravings of her name, the year of issue, and the coin’s face value.
The Royal Canadian Mint was founded in 1908 with a facility in the federal capital of Ottawa. Until 1980 it was the RCM’s only facility, at which point a new modern facility was opened in Winnipeg to expand production capacity.
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